Orthodox Jewish Community

De Blasio face shield
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WCBS 880 Newsroom
April 29, 2020 - 12:19 pm
Mayor Bill de Blasio responded Wednesday amid criticism that he singled out the Jewish community after a funeral in Brooklyn drew thousands of people into the streets and resulted in 12 summonses being issued.
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Rockland County Executive Ed Day
Peter Haskell
Peter Haskell
January 09, 2020 - 3:33 pm
Rockland County is looking to take steps to find common ground with its Orthodox Jewish community.
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Anti-Semitic attack Crown Heights
Sean Adams
January 01, 2020 - 2:17 pm
The NYPD is investigating surveillance videos of Orthodox Jews being attacked in Brooklyn over the course of an hour this week—the latest in a series of street attacks on members of the Jewish community in recent weeks.
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MetLife Stadium
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Steve Burns
January 01, 2020 - 12:36 pm
Hundreds of state police officers, metal detectors and bomb-sniffing dogs are at the Meadowlands Wednesday as almost 100,000 people, most of them Orthodox and Hasidic Jewish people, make their way to MetLife Stadium to celebrate the reading of the entire Talmud in an event called Siyum HaShas.
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Axe throwing
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Kimberly Dole
December 16, 2019 - 8:07 am
NEW YORK (WCBS 880) -- A counter-terrorism axe throwing classes is now being taught in Brooklyn, the New York Post reports. Gary Moskowitz, 62, who is dubbed "Rabbi sensei", teaches a two-hour class at Beth Jacob Ohev Sholom in the Williamsburg section. Students are taught how to stop an attacker...
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Hasidic Brooklyn
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April 15, 2019 - 11:25 am
Some are worried that the measles outbreak centered in Brooklyn and Rockland County may be leading to an unfortunate side effect – a backlash against Jews.
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Torah Yeshiva
April 08, 2019 - 6:45 pm
The city’s Health Department is threatening yeshivas in Brooklyn with fines, and possible closure, if they allow non-vaccinated students into their buildings amid the ongoing measles outbreak.
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 measles vaccine
Markell DeLoatch, Public Opinion, USA Today
February 28, 2019 - 5:31 pm
The city's Health Department on Thursday pleaded with parents to vaccinate their children against measles, as an outbreak in Brooklyn has grown exponentially since October.
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 measles vaccine
Markell DeLoatch, Public Opinion, USA Today
January 08, 2019 - 5:41 pm
Health officials are cautioning New York residents as the state continues to battle the worst measles outbreak in decades.
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